TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘WFAA’

WFAA Anchor Gloria Campos to Retire


WFAA veteran anchor Gloria Campos has announced she will retire after nearly 30 years at the Dallas-Forth Worth ABC affiliate.

Along with Campos’ retirement, the station named Cynthia Izaguirre as Campos’ replacement on the 10:00 p.m. news when Campos retires in March. Izaguirre will also anchor at 5:00 p.m.

Campos started her career ar KGBT in Harlingen, TX. She began working at WFAA in 1984 as the station’s first Latino anchor. In 2012, she reduced her hours to only anchoring at 10:00 p.m. so she could focus more time on her family.

Her last broadcast will be Friday, March 7.

Dallas Sports Anchor Gives His Take on Openly Gay Football Player


Dale Hansen, sports anchor for Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, told viewers what he thinks about the now openly gay Missouri football player Michael Sam.

Hansen spoke in support of Sam as part of his “Unplugged” commentary saying fans are OK with accused criminals playing in the NFL, but seem uncomfortable with an openly gay player. “I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay,” said Hansen. “I don’t understand his world. But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”

The video is also posted to the WFAA facebook page. As of this writing it has 5,288 likes. One commenter wrote, “ I was thoroughly impressed with Dale’s comments on tonight’s broadcast. He was both honest & insightful. As an openly gay man, I really appreciate him sharing his perspective at such a poignant moment, in light of recent events. Bravo Mr Hansen!

WFAA Traffic Reporter Brings Daughter to Work

After a snowstorm in Dallas shut down daycare for WFAA traffic reporter Alexa Conomos‘ daughter Annick, Conomos had no choice but to bring her to work with her.

“Alexa had to bring her baby to work yesterday during the snow coverage,” the ABC affiliate posted to its facebook page. “And she definitely made it work!”

One viewer posted her appreciation, “LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this!! Thank you WFAA for reflecting the real challenges of working parents. Good job!”

Kathy Clements Named Tribune Broadcasting COO

tribune broadcastingTribune Co. has made another key appointment in its broadcasting division. Effective immediately, Kathy Clements joins Tribune as chief operating officer for broadcasting, reporting to Larry Wert.

Clements was formerly the senior vice president of media operations for Belo Corp., which was recently acquired by Gannett. She was general manager of WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, from 1997 to 2007.

Her appointment comes just a week after Lynda King was appointed to a similar position at Tribune.

“Kathy’s talent, leadership, and broad experience in broadcasting and digital media, is a great fit for our station group,” Wert, the Tribune’s president of broadcast media, said in a statement. “She and Lynda complement each other perfectly and make a great team—I am looking forward to working with them both to find innovative ways of expanding our audience reach on and off the air.”

Five Local Stations Win duPont Awards

the dupont columbia awardStations in Denver, Kansas City, Boston, Dallas and New Orleans have won 2014 Alfred I. duPont awards from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

In the breaking news category, the winners were WBZ, the CBS owned station in Boston, and KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City. WBZ won for its “exceptional” coverage of the Boston marathon bombings and KSHB was honored for breaking news coverage “of a preventable tragedgy,” a natural gas explosion at a downtown restaurant.

Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE were honored for their investigative reporting. KMGH won for “Colorado Rape Victims: Evidence Ignored, Justice Denied,” a yearlong investigation on systemic failures in the handling of rape cases in Colorado. WFAA won for “Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas” and WVUE won for “Body of Evidence,” a series of reports that revealed misuse of public funds, corruption and fraud.

Dallas Reporter Leaving TV for City Job

stoler_wfaaSteve Stoler is leaving Dallas ABC station WFAA.

Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports Stoler is leaving to be the director of media relations for the City of Plano, TX.

Stoler started at WFAA in 2002. He began his career in 1980 at WCWB (now WMGT) in Macon, GA. He has also worked in Kearney, NE, Asheville, NC, and El Paso, TX, before working for 17 years at Dallas FOX owned station KDFW.

Stoler’s last day is December 6.

Monika Diaz Says Goodbye to WFAA

monika diaz wfaaMonika Diaz is signing off from Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, media blogger Ed Bark reports.

Diaz, a general assignment reporter, has worked at WFAA since 2007. She plans to return home to Miami to help care for her stepfather, who suffers from a rare brain disorder. Her last day will be December 3.

“Right now, I don’t know what the future holds,” Diaz told Bark. “But I do know that I love what I do. I’m exploring other opportunities.”

Dallas Station Names Newsroom After Late News Director

1111_haag_plaque01Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA paid tribute to late news director Marty Haag.

Monday, the station unveiled a plaque with an inscription that read in part, “Marty personified journalism in the highest sense and under his leadership, WFAA was recognized with numerous national awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the George Foster Peabody Award and a National Emmy.”

According to the station, Haag set the bar high for journalists under his watch between 1973 and 1989. “Yes, he was challenging, and yes, he pushed hard, but that was good; it was good for all of us,” former WFAA reporter Doug Fox said in the station’s story about the former ND. “That made us better — better reporters, better individuals.”

“He was like a second father to me,” said WFAA anchor Gloria Campos. Sports anchor Dale Hansen added, “He was far and away the best I’ve ever worked with.” You can read the entire inscription after the jump. Read more

WPLG General Manager Dave Boylan to Join Rentrak Board of Directors

WPLG vice president and general manager Dave Boylan is leaving the Miami ABC affiliate to join Rentrak’s board of directors.

“Dave’s experience gives our Board first-hand input on what local stations want and will help us with the future local TV roadmap, so that every station will want to join the revolution that is happening in local TV with Rentrak,” Rentrak CEO and vice chairman Bill Livek said in a statement.

Boylan will also resign his position as the ABC affiliates board chairman. Broadcasting & Cable‘s Michael Malone reports Mike Devlin, the general manager at WFAA in Dallas, will replace him.

Boylan has been the VP-GM of WPLG since 2003. Before working in Miami, he was general manager at KTTV in Los Angeles, WTVT in Tampa and WGHP in Greensboro.

‘Punch Through the Cap’: Meteorologist Says Goodbye to WFAA and Hello to Replacement

WFAA weekend meteorologist Steve McCauley had a little fun signing off from the Dallas-Fort Worth ABC affiliate Sunday night while introducing viewers to his replacement, Ashton Altieri.

The station rolled a clip of McCauley educating Altieri about what it’s like to forecast weather in Texas. “First of all, we actually do have weather here,” McCauley told Altieri who last worked at KXTV in Sacramento, CA. “It does rain. It hails. It tornadoes. It blizzards. It ice storms. It does everything here in Texas. So there are a few things you may want to learn.”

McCauley then taught Altieri about weather phenomenon we won’t even try to explain here like the “McFarland signature,” how to “punch through the cap,” and how keeping an eye on the Sea of Japan can predict future Texas weather. Read more

<< PREVIOUS PAGENEXT PAGE >>